Adelaide The Flying Kangaroo by Tomi Ungerer
  

Synopsis

Adelaide The Flying Kangaroo by Tomi Ungerer

Adelaide, the flying kangaroo, leaves her parents to travel the world, ending up in Paris where she creates a happy life for herself. She finds adventure, fame, fortune and a handsome kangaroo called Leon, along the way.

Reviews

'Watch the children, the subversive is back New York Times, 27 July 2008 [USA] 'Tomi Ungerer has been proving the pen is mightier than the sword for six decades - [a] style marked by great originality of illustrative technique, and a use of language that refused to patronise his young readers'

& Confused, November 2008 'his work was dark,, wild, sometimes frightening. Maurice Sendak, a friend of Ungerer's, thought him the most original children's book writer of his time.

'has delighted children around the world with his scarily enchanting style.'

'Phaidon Press [...] are in the process of bringing Tomi back into print with a distinction all of their own. In a reprint programme which is being carried out with careful attention to all aspects of printing and design, they have already given us excellent editions of The Three Robbers, Moon Man, Adelaide, the Flaying Kangaroo and a handsomely revised and expanded edition of Far Out Isn't Far Enough, while last year they published the first edition in English of Otto'

'Maurice Sendak described Ungerer's work as passionate and personal -

About the Author

Tomi Ungerer, born in Strasbourg in 1931, landed in New York in 1956 with $60 in his pocket and with a suitcase full of drawings. Overnight he became a star as a caricaturist, illustrator and children's book author and published more than 80 books in ten years. As a graphic artist he created advertising campaigns for Willy Brandt and The New York Times. In 1998, Tomi Ungerer was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration and has become an internationally renowned artist. He now divides his time between Strasbourg and Ireland.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Tomi Ungerer
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Publisher

Phaidon Press Ltd

Publication date

12th March 2011

ISBN

9780714860831


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